Hi, this is nini/Kathy, it is important to explain exactly what you have in your post. How you want your pain to be at a tolerable place. That is all any of us cp patients have. I am 12+ years into being disabled, the years leading up to this were no picnic either.
I do think you should ask your neurosurgeon or your gp about referring you to a pain management specialist. Make sure when you do, this pm doctor prescribes, not just injections and happy thoughts. I myself never had much good done with neurosurgeons, many of them have a god complex, I am not sure why but over the years I have seen many, they were all the same. Please find a good pm doctor. Thats when your life will get "normal" because taking the meds, doing some exercise when possible, maintaining the best mind set you can. What you used to do, you can no longer do. Find things that make you happy, they are out there, its a matter of rethinking who you are, what you can do.
Good luck, and take care,
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson